Sarah, when you code this, use HTML5 place holders and a fall back for old browsers. Then on new browsers the labels are inside the form fields, allowing a for a cleaner crisper design, I think you'll appreciate the end result :) also make sure you use the new HTML5 type=email as this means on mobile devices the keyboards are adjusted (to automatically include an @ key etc)
If this is more of an exercise for you, then great. But of you're looking for something to sell, it needs to do something differently to other layouts. As it stands, it's too conventional, and too similar to the thousands of simple minimalist blog layouts already out there. I appreciate the desire to make it no frills but that doesn't mean you can't present the content in a more intuitive, different, manner than every other blog template. Consider the use of AJAX and HTML5 and CSS3 techniques to make your design stand out from the crowd.
As this is a wireframe, this is your perfect opportunity to experiment more with the layout and worry less about colour and styling. I'd love to see you go back, do some more, and come back with something that retains your ambitions of simplicity yet is creative and imaginative. Good luck! :)
In general I think that it's extreamly simple; it doesn't mean that is wrong but some important things could be sacrified in minimal designs, especially the usable ones. I suggest you to find blogs that you'll be interested and try to understand as a user what information is important and apply that to your concept.
I would put the 'Leave a comment' box before the actual comments. If it's a popular article I would like to be able to comment right away instead of having to scroll down to the bottom of the page (which might take a long time if it has many comments).
In the "Leave a Comment" form, there's NAME, EMAIL and WEBSITE. I understand that name will be shown where the name is, and maybe this name would be a link to a commenter Email. But where's the commenter's website URL?
If you want a clean and simple design, you have it. You could add more focus on certain parts to improve navigation and direct attention to crucial points, rather than solve attention everywhere on the page.
Those two should be added to main page if this suppose to be simple and clean blog. No need to prepare separate site for those two. Put it somewhere on main page , best in footer to be visible in all pages
This is layout for webpage, not for blog. Blogs should be long, and its main page should already contain posts for faster browsing. You also miss columns for navigation purposes, you'll see that on next screens
Missing here, or on other side a column, with categories, tags, other infos, related posts - simple and well know functions for blog. Biggest problem is that i cannot choose different post to read now, I have to go back go Categories or to main page
I see the point of clean and simple desing. But imho this one is to simple, which creates some issues.
Check notes, not many ideas, most basic you already recived.
My suggestion - google as many blogs as you can and see what is in common on their layouts/designs, then you'll know what you're missing here
it communicates your intent well. I'm assuming you are showing content in the fonts you intend to use, if not you may want to strip it down to Helvetica or similar so that it doesn't look like you are showing actual designs.